[Press Release] Evaluating the aesthetic value of landscapes in Hokkaido using geotagged photos shared on SNS

[Press Release] Evaluating the aesthetic value of landscapes in Hokkaido using geotagged photos shared on SNS

A research team of Nobuhiko Yoshimura, a doctoral student (Division of Environmental Science Development), and Prof. Tsutomu Hiura (Division of Biosphere Science) developed a new method to evaluate the aesthetic value of landscapes in Hokkaido using geotagged photos shared on SNS (Flickr) in order to reveal demand and supply of cultural ecosystem services. This method enables to evaluate the value of landscapes in detail and over a wide area, and is also applicable in many other locations. Therefore, it will be helpful to determine which locations should be targeted for environmental conservation or used for tourism. This research outcome is published in Ecosystem Services.

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Graduate School of Environmental Sceince, Hokkaido University